After the good news for Labour’s left-wing membership majority earlier today that pro-Corbyn ASLEF and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will take two seats on Labour’s NEC (National Executive Committee) comes news of a possible set-back.
NEC sources have told the SKWAWKBOX that the FBU/ASLEF seats are two that are to be vacated by Unite, which Unison or USDAW were hoping to take. Preventing this represents a huge victory for Corbyn and his supporters.
— Ian Hodson 🌍 (@IanBFAWU) September 29, 2015
Ms McCarthy, pictured above with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, would be a serious loss for Labour’s Corbyn-supporting members. The votes of unions such as the GMB will be crucial in deciding the outcome.
The uncertain result makes it all the more urgent that Corbyn and his supporters make as many steps forward as possible while they have a working majority on the NEC with Alex Rowley’s presence instead of the recently-departed Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale.
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